10 August 2019

Scomo to ban export of our waste

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In a new development yesterday the Prime Minister announced that sending our recycling waste overseas for processing was a practice that had to cease. What this will do to the price Councils get for this waste product is yet to be determined. Of the 4.5 million tonnes of waste exported only 12% is eventually recycled and yet all of the waste (paper, plastic and glass) is potentially reusable waste.   What this means for all of us is that we must be trying harder to reduce the amount of product that we use and that industry must develop in Australia to more innovative in the way this material can be processed. Using the $2.8 billion  currently paid for shipping alone will be a good start.

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